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Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 3:51 PM (PST) by connor_maoil
The new album, released early in April on MRI/Rock City Recording Company, is the band’s first since the 2007 release of “Secret Weapon.” You can check out our DS review of the record right here.
Monday, April 30, 2012 at 8:25 PM (PST) by Chris Ramone
Ten Stories is the follow-up to It’s All Crazy! It’s All False! It’s All a Dream! It’s Alright, which was released back in 2009 on Tooth & Nail Records.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 5:46 PM (PST) by jaystone
Last month, we filled you in on the “Acoustic Basement” feature at this year’s installment of the Warped Tour. Initial acts announced for the new feature included Kris Roe (The Ataris), Anthony Raneri and Into It. Over It.
Now we’ve got word that a handful of new acts have been added to at least some of the Warped Tour dates. They include Hot Water Music’s Chuck Ragan, MxPx/Tumbledown frontman Mike Herrera, and pop-punk wunderkinds Man Overboard.
Click here for the full list of newly added acts and the dates that they’ll be performing at.
Whether bizarre, beautiful, thought provoking, or hilarious, each Tuesday we will present the most interesting album covers from the albums released that week and let you readers vote on which one you think should win “Best Cover Art of the Week!”
This week (April 3rd) is a monster, with one release for you to choose from. That’s right; MxPx’s “Plans Within Plans” is the only release on our radar this week (after fourteen releases last week). Click here to cast your vote!
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 1:48 PM (PST) by Lauren Mills
Long running Bremerton, WA-based pop-punk trio MxPx recently gave a track by track breakdown of their new album “Plans Within Plans.”
You can check it out here.
“Plans Within Plans” is due out today on MRI/Rock City Recording Company.
Being a punk band with a virtually uninterrupted twenty-year shelf life used to be a rare occurrence. The Ramones did it, the Clash and Sex Pistols and Buzzcocks couldn’t (in their original incarnations, anyway). In fact, few others could pull it off until Bad Religion, Social Distortion and NOFX came around.
Then the rise of “mainstream punk” came along in the 1990s. Suddenly, the list of bands celebrating twenty year anniversaries has increased exponentially. Twenty years used to seem like an eternity; now it seems like a long weekend. For some perspective, Bad Religion’s Generator and NOFX’s Whte Trash, Two Heebs and a Bean were released twenty years ago, but still seem as timely and relevant as ever. Contrast that with twenty years prior (1972 for you non-math punks) when the hot releases of the day included Donny Osmond’s “Puppy Love,” T. Rex’s “Bang A Gong” and Seals & Croft’s “Summer Breeze.” As a teenager in 1992, I distinctly remember each of those sounding not just old, but prehistoric.
2012 finds MxPx celebrating their twentieth anniversary with, among other things, a brand new album, Plans Within Plans, that features the Bremerton, Washintgon, three-piece sounding just as vital as ever. Time has changed some things; the band will no longer tour as the original three-piece (stupid day jobs!), and the lyrics have matured from the confusions of a teenage punk to anthems of the working class and the nostalgia that comes with being a thirty-something looking back over the years.
Album opener “Aces Up” emphatically announces MxPx’s return to the game and immediately reveals their relevance. It’s as intense as anything in their catalog and it’s 95% of a good song. I say 95% because the electronic drum fill injects a little too much “pop” in the pop-punk mix. Think Good Charlotte. “Screw Loose” gets things back on track in classic three-chord street punk style, and totally calls for a video featuring skateboards. Lots and lots of skateboards. Or an overdub of Green Day’s “Basket Case” video. But I digress.
Plans Within Plans is chock-full of tracks that stay true to the youthful energy that is inherent in good pop-punk music while telling stories that prove that it is possible to “grow up” and still be a punk. “The Times” is a good example; a bass-heavy, with ‘fuck authority’ overtones that still finds a place for positivity and optimism: “Every day is better/Than the one before.” “Best Of Times” is a more mid-tempo pop punk track that finds Herrera in a particularly reflective mood, simultaneously coming across as nostalgic of the past and hopeful of the future: “We’re growing up and all that it takes/Is looking forward to better days… I love life now / but those were the best of times.”
A few of the other highlights are “Nothing Left” and “Inside Out” – reminiscent of vintage (read as: good) No Use For A Name. “Nothing’s Gonna Change” has a march quality to it, and the lead riff is on the darker, minor chordy side, which matches the lyrical direction of this particular look in the proverbial mirror. “Far Away” and “In The Past” feature the guitar stylings of Stephen Egerton from the legendary Descendents (Egerton also mixed and mastered the album).
While staying incredibly true to the band’s pop-punk roots, Plans Within Plans is MxPx’s most grown-up work to date. If you grew up with them figuratively in the early-mid 90s (and perhaps drifted away from them after they slowly went the way of the buffalo), this album will fit very nicely into your regular rotation, feeling very relatable in the process. Plus, it won’t leave you feeling incredibly old for singing along to songs about bad hair days and TV anymore!
Monday, March 26, 2012 at 7:24 PM (PST) by Johnny X
The track is the first single off their new album “Plans Within Plans,” available April 3 via MRI/Rock City Recording Company (U.S./Canada), Europe/U.K. (Flix Records) and Australia/New Zealand (El Shaddai Records).
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 11:06 AM (PST) by connor_maoil
Jack Parker, guitarist from Tumbledown, has been added to the lineup of guest musicians in the upcoming MxPx album “Plans Within Plans.” Parker will be playing lead guitar on the track “The Times,” joining his bandmate Harley Trotland on drums. Check out the announcement here.
The highly anticipated album will be available April 3 via MRI/Rock City Recording Company (U.S./Canada), Europe/U.K. (Flix Records) and Australia/New Zealand (El Shaddai Records). More guests will be announced in the coming weeks.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 3:58 PM (PST) by connor_maoil
In part #2 of the MxPx’s video announcement series regarding guest appearances on their upcoming album “Plans Within Plans,” the band revealed that Harley Trotland (drummer of Tumbledown) will be playing drums and auxiliary percussion on a song called “The Times.” Check out the announcement here.
The highly anticipated album will be available April 3 via MRI/Rock City Recording Company (U.S./Canada), Europe/U.K. (Flix Records) and Australia/New Zealand (El Shaddai Records).
Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 3:20 PM (PST) by deadboydan
Pop punk legends MxPx will release “Plans Within Plans”, through Flix Records in mainland Europe & UK on April 3, 2012 (UK, distributed via Plastic Head) and April 7, 2012 (Rest of Europe: distributed via Cargo Records). There is no set date for a U.S. release but we’ll keep you posted.
MxPx will also be returning to europe at the beginning February 4th in Ferrera, Italy. The rest of the dates can be seen here.
“I struggled with this album title for a long time. I had been recording this album between tours and booking tours, studio sessions, and trying to live somewhat of a normal life. Life got in the way of that. Plans Within Plans was the only way I could describe all the mayhem that was going on behind the scenes of putting this collection of brand new songs together. I was and still am literally flying off the rails trying to juggle all the jobs that need doing to keep this ship afloat. I’m the captain going down with the ship.. but just maybe we’ll make to land before we all drown.”
Plans Within Plans will be MxPx’s first proper studio album since 2007’s Secret Weapon. No release date is currently set, but when we have more info we’ll report it here.
Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 2:26 PM (PST) by Johnny X
In support of the 15-Year Anniversary of the release of their third album, “Life In General,” MxPx front-man, Mike Herrera will do an acoustic performance followed by a Q&A with fans online at Stickam.com.
The event will take place at www.stickam.com/mxpx on Saturday, November 19th at 5:30 pm PST/8:30 pm EST, with the live set kicking off at 6 pm PST/9 pm EST. Mike will play a handful of songs form “Life In General” and answer questions from fans.
Run Kid Run released a music video for their song “Daylights” to coincide with the release of their newest album, “Patterns.”
“Patterns” was released yesterday on Tooth & Nail Records.
You can check out the music video here.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 11:39 AM (PST) by Kelce Coon
Pop punk vets MxPx have released a trailer to their DVD entitled “Both Ends Burning.” Pre-orders and digital copies will be available on December 1st, 2011.
Here’s a description of the DVD, straight from the band:
“Both Ends Burning is a film that captures MxPx at a crossroads in their seasoned career. Directed by Bryan Buchelt, this documentary not only follows the band’s struggles in the face of the new touring climate, it also looks at the legacy and impact that Mike, Tom, and Yuri have had on the music industry, fellow bands, and their fans.”
You can check out the trailer here.